Staff picks

This article was originally published in May 2016

Hail Merry Macaroons

Hail Merry Macaroons

Perfect little snacks for all kinds of diets from gluten-free to vegan to Paleo. They’re tasty treats.

— Arvin Batingan, Fremont

MyChelle Sun Shield Clear Stick

Finally, a sunscreen stick that goes on clear! It’s heavy-duty with SPF 50, water-resistant for 80 minutes and reef-safe (like all our great sunscreens).

— Jamie Whiteley, Issaquah

PCC Bakery Mocha Chip Cookies

The power of these is not to be underestimated. They’re likely to be responsible for one day finding world peace. Try one and you’ll understand.

— Matt Smith, office

Face Rock Clothbound Cheddar cheese

Face Rock Clothbound Cheddar Cheese

This traditionally made local cheddar is assertive, creamy, floral and sharp. Paired with a Northwest flowery IPA or Dragon’s Head Traditional cider, it’s a full-blown artisan Northwest delight!

— Mary Kirman, Redmond

Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam cheese

From happy Marin County cows, feeding on ocean wind-swept grass. I feel like I can taste the ocean.

— John Borszcz, Redmond

PCC Deli Guacamole

PCC Deli Guacamole

Housemade, fresh and just the right amount of spice and citrus. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Good for you, too!

— Diana Lovitt, Greenlake Aurora

Grace Harbor Farms Buttermilk

Fabulously creamy, in a handy 16-ounce size for those who only need enough for a single recipe. I love all Grace Harbor products!

— Gordon Ornelas, Fremont

Natural Express Meat

Everything from seasoned burgers to marinated skewers made in-house at PCC make figuring out a quick and delicious dinner for my family a snap!

— Robin Bellina, View Ridge


In season

Organic produce

  • Nectarines, pluots and peaches — from California
  • Seeded and seedless watermelon — from Mexico
  • Forelle and Alex Lucas pears — from Argentina

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